Rheumatology Nursing – A Creative Approach, 2nd Edition in written in four sections. The emphasis is on addressing the patients′ problems, assessing the effects of the disease both on the body and psychologically and suggesting treatments best suited to the individual patient. The book encourages nurses to work in partnership with the patients and their carers, adopting a holistic approach to care.
This engaging new updated edition is intended primarily for nurses working at post–basic level, it will also be useful to pre–registered nurses and for those, undertaking continuing nurse education. Rheumatology Nursing – A Creative Approach, 2nd Edition covers the needs of all nurses involved with rheumatology patients both in hospital and at home.
1 The Principles, Practice and Evolution of Rheumatology Nursing (Sarah Ryan and Jackie Hill).
2 The Musculoskeletal System and the Rheumatic Diseases (Valerie Arthur and Jackie Hill).
3 The Immune System and Rheumatic Disease (Susan Oliver).
4 Biochemical, Haematological and Clinical Assessments in the Rheumatic Diseases (Jackie Hill).
SECTION 2 ADDRESSING THE PATIENT S PROBLEMS.
5 The Psychological Aspects of Rheumatic Disease (Sarah Ryan).
6 The Effects of Rheumatic Disease on Body Image and Sexuality (Jackie Hill).
7 The Social Implications of Rheumatic Disease (Sarah Ryan).
8 Pain and Stiffness (Jackie Hill).
9 Fatigue and Sleep (Christine White).
10 The Skin and Nutrition (Naomi Reay, Sally Smith and Jill Byrne).
SECTION 3 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS.
11 Multidisciplinary Team Care of the Rheumatic Patient (Pauline Fitzgerald).
12 Medications in the Rheumatic Diseases (Jo White and Domini Bryer).
13 Complementary Interventions (Anne Cawthorn and Peter Mackereth).
14 Surgical Interventions (Maureen Cox).
15 Patient Education (Jackie Hill).
SECTION 4 PRIMARY AND PAEDIATRIC CARE.
16 Seamless Primary and Secondary Care (Mandy Edwards).
17 Paediatric Care (Gill Jackson).